Arkansas defeats Gonzaga in Eric Musselman’s biggest win to date

SAN FRANCISCO — There are a million different paths to success in basketball coaching, but few are as winding as Eric Musselman’s. In many ways, his trip came full circle here on Thursday night.

His first major head coaching job was here in the Bay Area 20 years ago, when he was named to lead the NBA’s Golden State Warriors at age 36. He was fired two years later, with a 75-89 record. A few years later, he joined the Sacramento Kings and was fired there after a 33-49 season.